Stephen’s philosophy is “Do what makes you happy.” “I love my dogs,” he says, “so I portray them in my art.” Stephen has also written three books inspired by his Black Lab, Sally: the classic My Dog’s Brain, and the New York Times best sellers Sally Goes to the Beach and Sally Goes to the Mountains. All are illustrated with Stephen’s colorful woodcut prints.
After a near death experience, Stephen had a vision to build a Dog Chapel, “A place where people can go and celebrate the spiritual bond they have with their dogs. It is the largest artwork of my life and my most personal.” The Dog Chapel is located on Dog Mountain, 200 acres of rolling pasture and woods near the Huneck’s St. Johnsbury home. A Lab with wings tops the white steeple. Inside, dog carvings and stained glass windows surround you. In front of the chapel a sign reads “All Creeds All Breeds No Dogmas Allowed.”